Washted/Rios Shiftalong Hat KitMalabrigo
The beautiful sheen of Malabrigo's Washted single ply yarn created gorgeous contrasting color blips against the smooshy matte finish of the Malabrigo Rios.
When Carla first saw the Washted in Selva Peruana, she knew that she wanted to knit it up together with the Rios to make Andrea Mowry's Shiftalong hat. The pattern, however, is for sport or fingering weight yarn, and the Washted and Rios are worsted weight. To adapt the pattern for the yarn, Carla cast on the number of stitches for the child size hat in the pattern, but then followed the row repeats and decrease instructions for the small adult size. The result is a slouchy adult version of the hat.
Carla then used all of the leftover yarn to make a ginormous pom pom.
You can purchase the pattern directly from the designer here, or select the pattern option for a professionally printed copy on cardstock that includes a download code to get the PDF version. The printed version of the hat pattern can be purchased separately here.
This kit includes one 100 gram skein of Malabrigo Rios and one 100 gram skein of Malabrigo Washted, and optional pattern.
Also required, but not included:Suggested needles
Size US 6 - 16"/40 cm circular
Size US 7 mm - 16"/40 cm circular
Size US 7 mm - DPNs (or a longer circular for Magic Loop)
Use the needle size you need to achieve a good fabric.
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